destructive competition

Competition that forces several producers out of the market. Destructive competition usually occurs when there are so many producers of a product that prices are driven down to the point where no one makes a profit. It can also happen if a single producer is significantly wealthier than other producers and can afford to cut prices drastically until the other producers are driven out of business.

Nearby words

  1. destruct,
  2. destructible,
  3. destruction,
  4. destructionist,
  5. destructive,
  6. destructive distillation,
  7. destructive interference,
  8. destructively,
  9. destructivity,
  10. destructo

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